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Park Seat, Wall and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Shobrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8013 / 50°48'4"N

Longitude: -3.6205 / 3°37'13"W

OS Eastings: 285902

OS Northings: 101445

OS Grid: SS859014

Mapcode National: GBR LB.YW1N

Mapcode Global: FRA 369Z.9BG

Plus Code: 9C2RR92H+GR

Entry Name: Park Seat, Wall and Gates

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96438

Location: Shobrooke Park, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Shobrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Shobrooke St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/86 Park seat, wall and gates
Grand, ornamental canopied seat. Front is enclosed by walls and gates. Circa 1850
by T L Donaldson for John Henry Hippisley. Stucco on brick with Portland stone
dressings, cast iron gates. Neo-Classical style. Large, semi-circular seat with
apsidal canopy. Overlooks landscaped valley to west. Flanking columns with
projecting blocks of rusticated, moulded caps and ball finials on stools. Moulded
front arm surmounted by carved shell with scrolls. Palmette acroterion. Simple,
moulded cornice around back but wooden seat no longer survives. 3 semi-circular
steps to front. Seat enclosed by wall with moulded coping on verniculated plinth
rising each side and projecting outwards with 2 posts each side, each with setting
for ball finials (lying nearby). Gate piers with simple pedimented caps. Iron
gates with scroll and palm decoration, honeysuckle cresting and twisted finials.
Seat serves as an eye-catcher from the Sundial Terrace (qv).

Listing NGR: SS8590201445

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